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  • NEWS@TCAT November issue

    Published 27/11/19

    We're delighted to share our latest edition of News@TCAT where you will find updates about life at the Trust and our academies. Please get in touch with Claire Gordon, Marketing and Communications Manager if you have stories you would like to share with colleagues.

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  • TeachMeets schedule confirmed

    Published 07/11/19

    We're delighted to announce the following TeachMeet events have been scheduled into the calendar for this academic year.

    11 December - Closing the Gap (Cottingham High School and Sixth Form College)

    ‪TeachMeet to explore and share primary and secondary TCAT academies' approaches and strategies to closing the achievement gap between disadvantaged and non disadvantaged learners.

    ‪‪11 March - Driving Challenge (Hessle High School and Sixth Form College)

    ‪TeachMeet to explore and share TCAT primary and secondary academies' pedagogical practices and lesson content ‪to ensure the application of appropriate and effective challenge, delivery and management of effective scaffolding and personalised learner challenge & expectations.

    ‪‪6 May - Creative Curriculums (Winifred Holtby Academy)

    ‪TeachMeet to explore and share TCAT primary and secondary academies' creative curriculum content which imaginatively engages learners to meet challenge, enjoy their learning and drive their desire to learn.

    ‪‪24 June - Engage & Inspire (Wolfreton School and Sixth Form College)

    ‪TeachMeet to explore and share TCAT primary and secondary academies' pedagogical practices which imaginatively engages and inspires all learners to enjoy their learning and promote their desire to be good and effective learners.

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  • Croxby Way achieves results!

    Published 15/10/19

    Things have been changing in a local primary academy. After being placed into ‘Special Measures’ by OFSTED in December 2016 with SAT results around 30% below the national average and in the bottom 10% nationally for progress, a turnaround has taken place. Croxby Primary, which is now part of ‘The Consortium Academy Trust’ (TCAT), has been on an exciting journey over recent years.

    Kerry Mason, Assistant Headteacher for Teaching and Learning says ‘Since the Trust has taken over we have overhauled the curriculum at Croxby. We introduced a ‘Croxby Way’ curriculum which focuses on the skills and knowledge Croxby children need.’

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  • News@TCAT

    Published 27/09/19

    We are delighted to share with you the first edition of News@TCAT which will become a regular update, featuring news from the Central Services Team at the Trust and stories from across our academies.

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  • Winifred Holtby Academy joins Trust

    Published 06/09/19

    On 1 September 2019 Winifred Holtby Academy joined The Consortium Academy Trust. Chief Executive Officer Dave McCready said ‘We are delighted to welcome Winifred Holtby Academy to the Trust and look forward to building on the excellent partnership that we’ve built over recent years.’ Mark Brown, Headteacher at Winifred Holtby said ‘I am delighted that Winifred Holtby is now a full member of The Consortium Academy Trust and I am confident that we will continue to strengthen and improve our provision, in partnership with other academies and colleagues within the Trust. Joining TCAT will mean that our staff can work collaboratively across the schools to develop teaching and learning and to further enhance the curriculum.’

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  • Cottingham GCSE Class of 2019

    Published 23/08/19

    We are delighted that our class of 2019 have sustained our very positive trajectory in terms of progress and outcomes at GCSE. It was hugely exciting to share their fantastic results at our breakfast session this morning, along with parents and staff who joined us for the celebrations. There were some superb individual performances as well as some outstanding subject-level results. We feel tremendous pride and cannot wait to welcome back so many of our class of 2019 into our 6th form in September. 

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  • Holderness GCSE results day

    Published 22/08/19

    Our improving outcomes each year are a positive reflection of the increasingly effective work that Holderness Academy staff are contributing. The students are embracing the evolving culture and their extraordinary efforts, regardless of the challenge, are resulting in individual success. We are extremely proud of the achievements of our students with many being able to access our successful Sixth Form College to begin their Post 16 pathway.

    There were a large number of individual success stories, notably;

    James Wilson, who achieved a fantastic nine Grade 9s and a Distinction*

    Thomas Stephenson, who achieved five Grade 9s, two Grade 8s and a Grade 7.

    Ethan Gollings, who achieved four Grade 9s and six Grade 8s.

    We are delighted to have welcomed them all into our Sixth Form.

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  • Wolfreton students celebrate

    Published 22/08/19

    Wolfreton’s Headteacher Susanne Kukuc said ‘We are pleased to be celebrating some impressive results with our young people in both GCSE and vocational courses this morning. Hard work and commitment over a long period has delivered many individual successes and we congratulate our students for this.’

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  • Hessle GCSE results

    Published 22/08/19

    Yet again, and at a time when results nationally appear to have gone down, students from Hessle High School are celebrating remarkable GCSE results today. 

    Adam Pickering achieved some of the highest grades with Grade 9s in PE, Geography and Science along with Grade 7s in both English Language and Literature.  He was closely followed by Fred Camp with Grade 9s in Geography and Business and Grade 7s in Maths, Physics and English Language.

    Izabelle Owen’s success came in the core subjects with Grade 7s in English, Maths and Combined Science, while Talia Nieto-Charlton was consistently strong across all of her subjects, achieving Grade 8s in Art, Biology and English Literature as well as Grade 7s in Geography, RE, Maths and Physics.

    But it is in terms of progress where we have found the most incredible success.  Poppy Tuovinen led the way with a Progress 8 score of +3.25 which means that she exceeded her nationally-benchmarked targets by more than three grades per subject.  A remarkably achievement which was secured with two Grade 9s and a total of ten subjects at Grade 4 or above.

    Princess Baddungon had similar outcomes with a progress score of +2.88.  Princess also passed ten GCSEs at Grade 4 or better while Libby Simpkin (+2.16) and Minni Tuovinen (+2.51) also made exceptional progress.

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  • Howden celebrate success

    Published 22/08/19

    Year 11 students are celebrating their success after picking up their results this morning. Headteacher Mr Cannon said 'Today we are delighted to be celebrating with our students as they have received their results and chosen their next steps. It has been a pleasure for staff to again share in so many individual successes and the realisation of personal ambitions and goals. This of course comes after many months and indeed years of effort and commitment by both students and staff, supported of course by their families. I congratulate all on their hard work and resilience and positivity in navigating the demands of these qualifications. 

    Results day is always about the young people and about them being able to move on to chosen destinations.  Many have now decided to move on Selby College, York College, Bishop Burton, Wyke College and other Post 16 Providers for their next ventures.  Others are celebrating as they prepare to begin coveted apprenticeships with companies.  We wish each and every one of them success and happiness as they move forward and we look forward to hearing their successes in the years to come.' 

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  • Key Stage 4 Results Day 2019

    Published 22/08/19

    The waiting finally ended today for our Year 11 ‘Class of 2019’, (who, across the Trust, number over 1,000 students), when they received their GCSE results. I have no doubt that at each school there was apprehension and anxiety as the students waited to receive their grades, as well as anticipation and expectation about what the immediate future might hold depending on the grades achieved. Once those grades were known there would be a spectrum of emotions, from joy and delight to relief, and even in some cases disappointment. Parents and carers, who have provided support over many years along with the teachers and support staff who have guided the students through their examination courses will have mirrored these emotions and it is appropriate that we recognise the important role these people have played in supporting every student in one way or another.

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  • Holderness Results Day happiness

    Published 15/08/19

    Holderness Academy & Sixth Form College are delighted with their latest set of A-level results. The Class of 2019 have performed exceptionally well as a group while also highlighting some excellent individual performances.

    Notably, Papinder Nahl achieved two A* grades, an A grade and a Distinction grade. She will go on to read Law at York University.

    Matthew Dixon achieved three A grades at A-level and will read Dentistry at the University of Leeds.

    Excellent individual performances were also seen by Holly Cooke, Ellie Nelson and Katie Teall who all achieved an A* grade, an A grade and a B grade at A-level.

    Likewise, excellent results for Ellie Weightman with three A grades and a B at A-level and Megan Harman-Bevan with two A grades and a B grade at A-level who will decide whether to read Medicine or Physiotherapy.

    As the Sixth Form is inclusive in nature, many students had followed a mixed programme of A-levels and vocational courses. Mirella Dry being an example of this as she achieved two Distinction grades, a B grade and two further A-levels and will study Textiles at Plymouth College of Art.

    While many students progress directly to university, many of our students have secured employment and apprenticeships. Victoria Robinson achieved an amazing five A-levels including two A grades and two B grades and will work for the Metropolitan Police. Students that have gone on to high level apprenticeships include the likes of Harry Giles (Smales Golding) and Lauren Thompson (Informed Financial Planning).

    Neil Pinder stated “These results are indicative of how hard the students and staff have worked this year and highlight a consistently high level of individual student performance over the last two years. We are enormously proud of our students who continue to achieve results that have seen every student that applied for university achieve a place. The sixth form has a diverse range of students across all abilities who are moving into further study, high level apprenticeships and employment. They deserve to be pleased with these excellent achievements.”

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